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Germán Fortunato

Germán Alberto Fortunato, MD

Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Juan D. Peron 4190
Buenos Aires  C1181ACH
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Current Role: Cardiovascular Surgeon Staff at Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires (Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

PhD Candidate

Cardiac Surgery Clinical Fellow at Toronto General Hospital

Cardiovascular Surgeon at Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires

Chief Resident- Cardiovascular Surgery (Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires), Argentina.

Cardiac Surgery Observer- Toronto General Hospital, Canada.

Cardiovascular Surgery Resident (Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires), Argentina.

General Surgery Resident (HZGA L. Meléndez), Argentina.


  • Fortunato GA, Posatini R, Cases A, Pezzoto C, Kotowicz V. Total Arch Replacement with the Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique. February 2024. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.25251187
  • Fortunato GA, Alvarez Tamara C, Kotowicz V. Minimally Invasive Left Atrial Myxoma Resection Using 3D Technology. July 2023. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.23737707
  • Alvarez C, Fortunato GA, Stoger G, Posatini R, Kotowicz V. Minimally Invasive Surgery with the Bentall-De Bono Technique Initial experience at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Rev Argent Cardiol 2023;91:221-224.
  • FortunatoGA, Misfeld M, David T, Feindel C, Schafers H, Borger M, Coselli J, Marenchino R, Kotowicz V.  Multinational and Cross-Sectional Survey on Valve-Sparing Aortic Replacement Controversies. Argent J Cardiol 2023;91:118-129. Original Article
  • Tamara C, Fortunato GA, Posatini R, Stoger G, Kotowicz V. Minimally Invasive Surgery with the Bentall-De Bono Technique. Initial Experience at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.ARGENT J CARDIOL 2023;91:xxx-xxx.
  • Fortunato GA, Davierwala P. The current role and future perspectives of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting. JOVS. 2023
  • Marenchino R, Domenech A, Rossi E, Posatini R, Stoger G, Fortunato GA, Kotowicz V. Mitral valve Replacement in patients with Mitral Annulus Calcification.  Rev Argent Cardiol 2020;88:525-529. (Original Article)
  • Romero ND, Fortunato GA, Stoger G, et at. Ballon-expandable transcatheter mitral valve
  • replacement through minimally invasive approach in big MAC. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.13242311
  • Fortunato GA, Stoger G, Posatini R, et al. The Double Path Technique by MICS for Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Vein Connection & Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.12678416.
  • Fortunato GA, Marenchino R, Estrada R, et al. Heart Transplantation in Argentina: Tips and Tricks after 200 cases. February 2020. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.11874108
  • Fortunato GA, Battellini R, Stoger G, et al. A mitral-mics for every mitral pathology. What we´ve learned after 120 cases?. January 2020doi:10.25373/ctsnet.11569764.
  • Fortunato GA, Battellini R, Raffaelli P, Kotowicz V. How to create patient specific loops for correcting mitral valve prolapse through a minimally invasive approach. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2019Dec 19, 2019.doi:10.1510/mmcts.2019.042 (INDEX)
  • Fortunato GA, Battellini R, Marenchino R, Posatini R, Domenech A, Kotowicz V. How to remove multiple mediastinal and pericardial hydatid cysts. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2019Sep 6, 2019. Doi 10.1510/mmcts.2019.026 (INDEX)
  • Fortunato GA, Misfeld M, Battellini R, Domenech A, Garbade J, Borger MA, Kotowicz V. Situation Awareness for Circumflex Artery Injury During Mitral Valve Surgery, Ann Thorac Surg 2019 doi: (INDEX)
  • Domenech A, Marenchino R, Posatini R, Fortunato GA, Rossi E, Kotowicz V. Leaflet Resection versus Chordal Replacement for Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation: Long-term Outcomes According to the Technique Used. Rev Argent Cardiol 2018; 13806. Original Article. (Editorial article: Volkmar Falk)
  • Fortunato GA, Posatini R, Battellini R, Kotowicz V. How to Perform MIDCAB Procedure Step-by-Step in a Single Vessel
  • Fortunato GA, Marenchino R, Cirio S, Rossi E, Domenech A, Kotowicz V. Aortic Valve Replacement in Intermediate Risk Patients. Surgical Outcomes. Rev Argent Cardiol 2018;86:116-120. Original Article
  • Fortunato GA, Rios M, Battellini R, Halac M, Doenst T, Kotowicz V. Is Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Possible in Complex Patients?.Rev Argent Cardiol 2017;85:319-320. (Editorial Article: Martin Misfelds. Heart Centre Leipzig, Germany). Original Article
  • Fortunato GA, Stoger I, Domenech A, Marenchino R, Kotowicz V. Old Solutions for New Troubles After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2017;6:e25–e28. (INDEX)

Licensures & Certifications

Cardiovascular Sugery Specialist

General Surgery Specialist